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Cara Pintar Eksis di Media Sosial

Beberapa bulan lalu, saya diundang menjadi pembicara di salah satu acara hasil kerja sama antara Dell Indonesia, Gramedia, dan Elex Media Komputindo. Topiknya tidak lain soal media sosial.

Peserta yang datang cukup ramai. Bahkan sampai ada pembaca buku terdahulu yang ikut serta karena mengetahui event ini dari facebook saya. Profil pesertanya juga beragam. Ada yang lagi mau kuliah, admin twitter komunitas penggemar Harry Potter, admin media sosial di radio, karyawan, dan lainnya.

Foto Bersama setelah Acara
Foto Bersama setelah Acara

Yang mau kuliah ingin tahu bagaimana caranya Continue reading Cara Pintar Eksis di Media Sosial

Paypal Wishlist

Up to 100$ Christmas Present for Paypal dan Facebook Users

Paypal Wishlist
Paypal Wishlist

Is today still not December 31st 2009? Check.

18 years old or older and Living in India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore or Vietnam? Check.

Congrats then, you are going to get the chrismas present just by doing this steps:

  1. Go get a facebook account. Yeah, like you don’t already own one?
  2. Successfully complete registration for a new PayPal account before December 31st 2009 if you don’t have one.
  3. Ready to try? Just add the apps
  4. Submit the email address to which your PayPal account is linked to PayPal via the PayPal WishList before December 31st 2009
  5. Make a wishlist. Now you get your first 1$
  6. To get the other $99 just refer it to your friends. 1$ for a friend. Pretty neat bargain, eh? ūüėõ You can use the invite friends menu or just promote your referral link that you can find after you make a wishlist. Check the Create your WishList link on your wall.
  7. Now all you have to do is make sure you and your referral have a PayPal account in Good Standing, with current contact information throughout the Promotion Period. In order for an account to be deemed in Good Standing as that term is used herein, the account must not have a hold status and/or be suspended or past due as of December 31st, 2009.

Sounds to good to be true? That’s the same thought I had before. But if you’re already using Paypal you can check that this program is official. Just logon to your Continue reading Up to 100$ Christmas Present for Paypal dan Facebook Users

Getting The Vibe from Facebook Application

Last week I was invited to University of Indonesia as a guest lecturer at the Psychology faculty.¬† I was at two consumer psychology classes. The presentation was an overview on how to make a great facebook application in order to help them on their assignment. Which is to made a concept of a facebook application that promote a faculty’s event called Dapur (Tenda Purnama) 2010. The facebook application should have a great consumer experience design. So no techies here, but it should give you a clear view about facebook application.

Too bad I can’t access facebook on the class, so no demo there. It’s hard to explain these kind of stuff with out watching it on action ūüôĀ I’ve included some links on the case studies if you want to try the application or for further reading.

The presentation started by explaining the current condition of facebook application. This is the agenda:

  • The¬†Stat of facebook application
  • The¬†Apps
  • Basic¬†Interactions
  • How¬†to¬†Make¬†The¬†Apps
  • Case¬†Studies
  • Some¬†Key¬†Notes

From my perspective there are 4 ways to make a facebook application. It doesn’t always have to be from the tough way of start from scratch like what Burger King did with the Whopper Sacrifice.

  1. Use existing apps
  2. Connect existing services Connect existing services
  3. Start from scratch
    ‚Äď Just¬†apps
    ‚Äď Custom apps Custom¬†apps
  4. Collaborate with existing apps Collaborate with existing apps

Note that sometimes the facebook application doesn’t stand alone. A facebook page or a web links maybe required depends on what the application objectives.

You can check the whole presentation below. Continue reading Getting The Vibe from Facebook Application

The Tide of Social Media Books

The Tide of Sosial Media BooksThe craze for sosial media is everywhere and here in Indonesia it is not an exception. Recently I was interviewed by Tempo magazine for that matter. Well, there are other writers who were getting interviewed. Not just from my publisher partner, Elex Media Komputindo, but also Mediakita. I guessed we now know who are responsible for publishing so many of these social media books. Read the full post, Musim Pasang Buku Media Sosial.

For social media books in Indonesia, blog is the past, facebook is the present, and perhaps twitter is the future? Just my predictions. Eventhough there are many writers want a piece of this hype (and perhaps more if they can), I don’t think being the first to published book with the next boom topic is always good.

You might get in too early, that means your book is just sitting on the shelf. You’re lucky if you are only a month early. If it’s too early you’ll lose because social media is changing very rapidly (especially now and it’s going faster) and your book end up out of date. It will be an advantage if you write about the major social media because you end up with bigger market as well.

Given so, I’d like to think that as a writer we shouldn’t just chase the next boom topic Continue reading The Tide of Social Media Books

Step by Step Facebook, The Next Level

Step by Step Facebook The Next Level
Step by Step Facebook The Next Level
Step by Step Facebook The Next Level
Step by Step Facebook The Next Level

Step by Step Facebook, The Next Level is my newest book. It’s pretty much a sequel to the previous book, Step by Step Facebook.

So, what makes it different? This book focus on talking about Facebook from a professional, business, and developer perspective. You can tell that from the contents too. Enough said because you can take a sneak peak on the exclusive preview below.

The book is published on 15th September 2009, but you can get it faster by doing a pre order at bukukita.com + 15% off. Thanks to bukukita.com (Mr. Setiawan) for doing this and helping me with the testimonials. Also for AstraWorld (Mr. Karnanda Kurniardhi), Elex Media Komputindo (Mr. Willys Octavianus), Forum Pembaca Kompas (Mr.Agus Hamonangan), YL, Mr. Alan Hakim, and Mr. Fatrika Istifarjua for letting me use your page as a study case and giving me the testimonial. A special thanks goes to Mr. Onno W. Purbo for giving his opinion on the book. It is an honor for me ūüôā

So, here it is an exclusive preview of the book and you can also download Continue reading Step by Step Facebook, The Next Level